Bruce Stone

20+ Years

About Bruce

Bruce began his career working in various culinary operations, including nine years of experience as a Chef for Marriott Hotels. He then entered produce distribution, serving as Operations Manager for a local produce company in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Joining Fresh Concepts in 1994, Bruce has been involved in all aspects of produce procurement. He is constantly traveling throughout the United States, working in our clients’ restaurants, with local produce distributors, and visiting various growers and shippers.

Bruce has visited over 200 produce distributors and worked in thousands of restaurants during his time at Fresh Concepts. This vast knowledge has allowed him to train managers and chefs on how to best receive, store, and handle their produce. This unique perspective of the foodservice/produce industry has made Bruce an incredible asset to Fresh Concepts and the clients he works with.

Professional Skills



As chairman of Nativefarm , James is one of the leaders in today’s marketing strategy, consulting and is widely recognized for him expertise in the implementation of change within the corporation.

Anna joined Nativefarm 2013, after graduating from Business School. She earned MBA with high distinction, was a Baker scholar, won the Brown prize.

Career Guidelines

James has contributed to a number of leading management and business journals, such as the Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal, as well as given speeches at leadership conferences around the world. An active leader not only in the business world, but in the community as a whole, James is accomplishments are numerous. In 2007, he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from “Consulting” magazine and was honored at the magazine’s awards dinner for women leaders in consulting.

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